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German “Feldflasche 1931” (Identifying Finds, Photos+)

When detecting WW2 artifacts, one of the most frequent findings beside bullets can be German field flasks. And now we will discuss the most common German canteens that you will find from World War II. Of the many canteens which can occur when detecting a ww2 battlefield is the early-war model. This model, the 1931 German “Feldflasche 1931”, was used in all parts of the war, from the beginning to the end in May...

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New products from Teknetics — AmeriTEK (only for USA market)

Teknetics made a small teaser on their Facebook page — if you haven’t yet done it, it’s time to subscribe. Here you can find the Teknetics’ Facebook page. There, by the way, you can win a new detector if you already have a Teknetics. You will just need to send them a photo of your find (can be anonymous from the rest). Have you read the news about the drop in...

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Reviewing the Fisher F22! (Tips, Photos+)

The metal detector Fisher F22 is a welcome detector released in 2015. This detector is easy to use for both beginners & experts. Because the F22 has no complicated settings and adjustments, it is a simple, functional, quality and affordable metal detector. Of course, the Chinese metal detectors have some quality to them too, but the American detectors have a long history and has rightfully earned the trust of hundreds...

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Teknetics T2 or Minelab X-Terra 705? Which professional detector to choose!

Soon the season will start and it’s time to get a professional metal detector to get around all the good places where you had finds last year. Think there is nothing there anymore? In vain. There will be finds, but they will be found by the first people to get there at the start of the season. Every spring I pick up on many places with lot of coins. Every...

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German WW2 “Essbesteck” (Identifying finds)

The dream of every novice detectorist who looks for ww2 relics is to find a German folding “fork & spoon”. This item is, as the name says, a fork and a spoon, riveted together. It is quite compact, and therefore good for carrying in your pocket. It is very comfortable to use. I often use it myself when out on a trip. The Germans produced them in three metals –...

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Where to dig? (The eternal question)

While the yard is full of snow and it is still winter, I will suggest you to find new places to dig. Constantly I hear this question from my fellow diggers, so I think it necessary to tell you my views on this matter. Where to begin? Let’s look at everything in order. To understand where to go detecting, you need to have the necessary knowledge of local history and...

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Six Groschen Stephen Báthory (Expensive Find, Photos+)

Coins that you find will often be more or less worthless. For archaeologists, of course, any coins, especially old ones are important to the history of the places. For diggers, collectors and everyone else, rare and valuable coins are important. The price of really rare coins can only be determined at an auction. Obviously; the rarer the coin is- the more worth it has! In addition, other things can affect...

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Finding a Silver Rouble from 1765! (Photos +)

Many detectorists will say that all the good coins are gone, dug out of the field. This is partly true; the number of finds are reduced every year. But even in an over-detected field I believe deep in my heart that each ploughing of a field will bring new coins. But one story struck me this year. It was about a detectorist who found a huge silver coin from 1765!...

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Why do I need to ground balance my detector? (Diggers Tips +)

When I had just started to detect, I did not understand anything when the more experienced diggers said strange words: “discrimination”, “Ground Balance”, “mineralization”. Especially, when I bought my first metal detector, I did not even know that it was necessary to do some ground balancing. Why do I need to ground balance my metal detector? And did you know that if you do not adjust the ground balance properly,...